Arts and Crafts Decorative Grilles For Historic Restoration of California Governor’s Mansion
Beaux-Arts provided the decorative heating and air conditioning vents for the historic restoration of the Govenor’s Mansion in Sacramento, California. Our Arts and Crafts decorative grilles were a perfect match with the Italianate Style Mansion originally built by Albert Gallatin in 1877. California purchased the home in 1903 for $32,500. Since then it was home to 12 Governors including Earl Warren, who later became Chief Justice and Ronald Regan who was the 40th President.
Italianate style homes built in the middle of the 19th century are easy to recognize, by the repeated use of corbels joining the exterior walls and the generous overhang of the roofline. This style of home became popular in the 1840’s but normally had flat roofs. This Italianate is unusual because it has a four sided gambrel style hip roof also called a Mansard Roof. The Mansard roof was not popularized until 1856 and became synonymous with Second Empire French Architecture during the reign of Emperor Napoleon III. This mansion is an outstanding combination of an Italianate façade and roofline with a delightful French Mansard style roof with gabbled windows.
The Arts and Crafts decorative grilles specified for the mansion restoration.
Beautiful historic interior.
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